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Wanting to lower rear end 2014 1500 SLT, just to level out truck. Would air shocks do the trick, so I can still increase height to carry a load? Thanks
 

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You can use airlift bags that go in the springs for loads. I have the 60824 kit, but my truck is lowered 2/4. I had the mcgaughys 44055 kit on my truck before I lowered it fully, road fine, no bottoming out, but being a reg cab shorty the rear was still a little higher
 

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They do make leveling kits, look into those.
Air bags are the way to go for load carrying.
Air shocks put the weight on to the shock mounts which aren't designed to carry weight and will fail eventually, plus the angle of the shocks (on my truck anyway) wouldn't allow air shocks to do much.
 

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you actually don't want to lower the rear but lift the front. There are leveling kits that you can buy to make the front and the rear even.
 

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I never had an issue with ride quality and using stock shocks lowering the rear on my 12 and 16 both rcsb. Used mcgaughys 44055 on both, both were a little higher in the rear. Now lowering it 2/4 and getting it to ride right, that was an expensive rabbit hole.
 

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I did one of these front leveling kits to my '18 GMC Sierra 4x4 and no noticeable difference in ride, it's still really comfortable.


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Wanting to lower rear end 2014 1500 SLT, just to level out truck. Would air shocks do the trick, so I can still increase height to carry a load? Thanks

I dont recommend getting air shocks only because the lower brackets where the shocks get bolted too on the axle aren't designed to carry the additional load of the vehicle, especially is you place any type of load in the rear.
The rear is typically 2" +/- inches taller than the rear. I would look into getting coil springs that are only 2" drop. That would be a safer bet.
 

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Wanting to lower rear end 2014 1500 SLT, just to level out truck. Would air shocks do the trick, so I can still increase height to carry a load? Thanks
Changing the shocks wont lower it. You need to change out the coils with something shorter. If you will tow occasionally and would like to get it back level then you cant go wrong with a set of air bags in my opinion (they go in place of the bumpstops).
 

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you actually don't want to lower the rear but lift the front. There are leveling kits that you can buy to make the front and the rear even.
Ummmmmm…i think he actually does, seeing how he asked about how to lower the rear, not how to raise the front. Wth
 

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